Last Updated: Mar 25,2010
Just like the title says. Do any of you regret using the leaked version of 2.1? If so, why?
Not in a million years. Best thing I've done to the phone so far. Can't wait for root though!
Ditto. Ditto. Ditto.
I actually only had 1.5 for for about 1 week before the 2.1 leak came out. During that week, I was just adding apps and messing around with whatever I could. I personally don't really notice a big difference. Cept for the phone lag is gone now. I suppose I don't regret switching, even thought I don't remember 1.5 very well.
make a long story short. he doesn't regret switching to 2.1
ps. OP where are you from in New Jersey? I'm from morristown. Well the next town over. but what up!
I do. The phone messes up when I need it the most. Too many bugs for it to be functional. Far too many crashes and stalls. Too many restarts to fix an issue that never had a problem with before. I think it's a leak, and I'm paying for updating it now. The OTA will be a relief for me, as my phone will finally operate normally. I can see why it's a tester's build. Not stable nor is it able to be a permanent solution.
Overall the features are cool and the phone is snappier as well as utilizing RAM and processes efficiently. So, I say 2.1 is a vast improvement from 1.5 but as it is the tester's build, not gonna make any definite statements until I see final OTA. I don't want to see the same issues with final as I'm seeing now or I'm selling this piece to the dev's and getting something else.
Just when I am about to leave work and go home and make my phone 2.1 I read this and then it makes me think... ehh maybe i should wait? But if i wait and in 2months still no update and others are saying 2.1 is close to flawless why not go to 2.1? Or what happens if 2.1 OTA update never comes out and or it has the same file name and we can't recieve the OTA update? Ughh the suspense is killing me. (i'll prob. go home tonight and jump to 2.1 anyways. lol)
What about the tester's build do you find better that makes your phone the best thing you've done so far?
I would love to upgrade to 2.1, but after reading some reviews, I couldn't stand to lose a bar or two of signal. Well, my battery couldn't stand to lose it anyway.
I would love to make the phone snappier, but I'm not sure the trade offs are worth it right now.
It's not flawless, and anyone who tells you that is a fanboy and not looking out for your best interests, nor are they helping the community with unbiased opinions. Whoopeeee!!! the best thing ever made!!! OMG
It's crap to do that. Anyway, wait for it. It's ok but not what the experience should be. Hang it out until 2.1 OTA. My honest opinion. Its not worth messing with your phone or experience to update with a questionable build of 2.1.
Yeah, that's another thing that bothers me but it hasn't made the signal any worse. So I would say it's not calibrated to show true signal strength.
I'd recommend everyone who can't decide if they want to switch or stay; to keep 1.5 until all the bugs are worked out of 2.1. The bugs will end up making you upset about the upgrade and regret it your choice. But for those who are gung-ho about 2.1, run over to my 2.1 Tutorial or click the link on my Signature and upgrade! Let us know how it goes.
What happens if 2.1 OTA update never comes or it's 2.0 or something instead of 2.1?
Or if I did go to 2.1 and only 2.0 update came out or 2.1 with the same file name. That would stink as well. However, seeing the youtube video's and stuff make me want to switch to 2.1 just because I personally think 1.5 isn't even flawless and freezes up a lot and during calls. Only thing that would make me not want 2.1 is if my signal goes to crap since at work I am already at zero bars or no service and parts of the building at 1 bar.
Speed. Zero crashes. Everything but one app I had on 1.5 works. (Calorie Counter) I love all the little tweaks to the UI that they made, like the Settings list, it just looks cleaner. All in all, I'm very glad I upgraded, and am looking forward to the official OTA update to fix the sign in issue.
I'm about to update to 2.1 Just going to read everything in caddyman's post about all the bug's. Chances are half the bugs might not even affect me. The ones on the first page that he listed honestly wouldn't even bother me so why not go to 2.1? I am going to read all the pages and double check but if everything works better and it's just certain app's or random things that are small chances are all around 2.1 would be better than 1.5
At least I personally think 1.5 is laggy and anoying in calls sometimes and has a lot of other problems knowing it's an offical update.
Sign in issue only happens when you start the phone right? So if you leave your phone on all the time you don't have to worry about it.
+1 on that. I've used my phone in BFE Kansas that most phone's don't get good signal and I get perfect signal. I'm no fanboy by any means, but I do like 2.1 over 1.5. I can live with the issues, which for me, aren't that bad.
Yup, never have a problem otherwise. Knock on wood...
I love that I upgraded to 2.1! We just got back from a vacation to Florida where the Nav/search features were very handy. Phone doesn't lag as much with the messaging app, facebook contact sync(as in adding phone numbers from facebook to my contacts) YouTube works GREAT! The gmail login is a bit of a hassle and I have noticed a slight decrease in battery(which I'm sure with a few more setting tweaks I can make go away) Besides the leaked version doesn't void the warranty. If it changes something you don't like you could have VZW replace it for you and get a fresh start with 1.5. Its a no lose situation really.
I put my thoughts in. Believe what you will. I would like to see how. Your update went if do it.
i've been happy with everything except the fact that i can't make calls about 50% of the time. but i had issues before i updated. i couldn't make calls like 25% of the time. so it's gotten worse and it was bad before. probably my phone. i've just been putting off going into verizon and getting a replacement. i don't want a refurb. anyway, the problem is that either i can't hear the caller or they can't hear me about 50% of the time. and occasionally a call will come in and the ringer won't work. but it's the audio that is the problem.
I've had issue with people not hearing me, but not with calls not connecting. I honestly haven't made many calls since the update as we've been on vacation so i can't tell if its better or worse. I know what you mean about not wanting a refurb. But if this update caused a problem that I couldn't live with I think I would have to bite the bullet.
I agree as well. Since i beat my Eris into submission and forced 2.1 down it's body, I’ve not been making many calls or using the phone much at all actually. But of course, past all of the technology and cool features, it's still a phone; so hopefully Google and HTC can make the calling a priority to make it bigger and better than before.
Lots of good feedback. Thanks guys. This thread helped me make up my mind and I'm waiting for the OTA. Definitely not the decision I wanted to make but trying to be smart about it.
Wow you make it sound so good minus [all the little side issues].
Wait, you haven't really tested it? How can you make all those statements in favor?
I think people are on a cloud 9 and fail to see the technical issues of the build because they're blinded by having 2.1...yeah Youtube works now but how about other things.
Teeter-todder statements. Contradicting.
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